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The end of the Second World War ushered in a long period of ideological confrontation between the former Soviet Union and the West. With global tensions again on the rise, we'll be tracing the history of this decades-long struggle for supremacy, marked by espionage, proxy wars and the ever-present fear of nuclear missiles. Cold War - Stories From the Big Freeze features the voices of those who lived through this dramatic period. This 15-part BBC series begins on Sunday evening at 6.45 on Radio 3.
This Sunday the Pop Fugitives will be joined in the studio by Nashua Gallagher to celebrate publication of her debut collection of poetry, All The Words a Stage. She'll be chatting about the inspirations behind her work and a special launch event to be held on June 5 at Metta.
In a packed week, of wordy events here in Hong Kong, Aurora Theatre's next production is The 39 Steps. You can catch that from May 31st to June 2nd at the Fringe Club, and they'll be popping into the studio to tell us all about it.
Carolyn and Paul will also be playing whole heap of new music, including their album of the week, looking at what's in the box set and choosing their unexpectedly creepy song of the week. Finally, of course, they'll be eating biscuits!
(Sunday, 9:30am - 1pm)
This morning's Letter to Hong Kong comes from DAB legislator Holden Chow. (Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)
On Monday's Backchat, PPP. The Head of the Task Force on Land Supply says its most controversial option is public-private partnership, with some worried about effectiveness, and others about possible government-business collusion. Can the Government partner with developers to build new houses, without favouring them unfairly? What about increasing the proportion of public housing units generated under the option to 50 or 70 per cent? What about simply using the Lands Resumption Ordinance to take back farmlands in the NT? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 23388266. After 9.20, the opening of Tai Kwun.
On Monday’s Money Talk, Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital and Hannah Anderson, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management keep us updated on all the latest news from the world of business, finance and trade. We’ll also analyse the latest reaction to the cancellation of the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un and its impact on financial markets. Providing the view from the mainland is Brock Silvers, Managing Director, of Kaiyuan Capital in Beijing. (Email us at email@example.com, every weekday 8-8:30 a.m.)
Podcast of Hooked is available now. Click HERE to download.
Anna Fenton presents a five-part series, Hooked, which looks at the growing issue of addiction in Hong Kong - from alcohol and illegal drugs to social media, internet pornography, smart phones and tablets (dubbed “process addictions” because like gambling, users get an effect without actually ingesting a chemical). Hear how the internet is providing a fast-forward button to addiction, find out what addiction really is, what it’s not, how to tell if you’ve got it, and what to do and where to get help if you’re ... Hooked.
Produced by Phil Whelan.
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